Guernsey literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

Discover the history behind the film and the Island that inspired the story

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society is a much loved, award winning novel (and movie) that shares our small island’s big history.

History Behind The Story

Author Mary-Ann Shaffer fell in love with Guernsey and its fascinating history on a brief trip to the Island in 1980. The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the German Armed Forces during the war and reminders of this dark era are still present to explore today

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Occupation

One of the most significant and fascinating periods of Guernsey’s history, the German Occupation lasted from 1940 to 1945. Learn more about the hardships the Island faced by visiting one of our Occupation museums or gripping exhibits.

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literary Tours

There are several guided tours designed to bring the book to life for visitors to Guernsey! Visit places described in the novel and learn more about the true stories of heroism & tragedy during the Occupation.

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Fortification

During WWII, the Germans covered Guernsey’s coastline in concrete fortifications making it one of the most heavily fortified place on earth. Hundreds of reinforced bunkers, gun emplacements and tunnels were constructed and can still be visited today.

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What's on

9 Oct 10:00 - 15:00

Wear a Guernsey Day!

A special day dedicated to celebrating the ‘guernsey’ jumper – a knitted garment that has been traditionally made in Guernsey since the 1800s. Join the fun, help raise funds for the St Peter Port Lifeboat and find out who wins the ‘oldest guernsey’ competition!

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26 Aug - 27 Aug

The North Show & Battle of Flowers

The Guernsey North Show and Battle of Flowers has been one of the main outdoor events in Guernsey’s summer calendar for many years.

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21 May 19:30 - 21:00

Mysterious Streets of St Peter Port

This intriguing walks talks about a number of spooky happenings in St Peter Port.

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